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Carolyn Wells Quotes and Sayings

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A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
- Carolyn Wells

I am more fond of achieving than striving.
My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless.
My efforts must soon be crowned with success,
or discontinued.
- Carolyn Wells

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
- Carolyn Wells

It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library.
And if a library have interest it is;
if not,
it isn't.
- Carolyn Wells

 

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
- Carolyn Wells

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
- Carolyn Wells

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Of two evils choose the prettier.
- Carolyn Wells

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers,
looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken

The believer's ray of light is the cynic's sunburn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm an old cynic.
- Margot Kidder

I'm a hopeful cynic.
- Tracy Chapman

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland

Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are,
not as they ought to be.
- Ambrose Bierce

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because
he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
- Maya Angelou

I am not a cynic.
- Kevin Costner

Idealist: a cynic in the making.
- Irving Layton

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
- Paul Getty

The cynic says, "One man can't do anything."
I say,
"Only one man can do anything."
- John W. Gardner

Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
to knock their fairy castles down?
- Eliza Cook

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man
to be clever enough not to.
- Fannie Hurst

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic,
and probably an injured one.
- Glenn Beck

Cynicism is tough.
A cynic's point of view is really pitiful.
I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life.
As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
- Shawn Colvin

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone
in the short run determines the long run.
- Sydney J. Harris

I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic.
That's my go-to.
Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations,
where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it.
- Kristen Bell

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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